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june/july 2014 - Volume XXXX Number 6  

“This is a prayer we must pray every day:

‘Holy Spirit, make my heart open to the word of God,
make my heart open
to goodness,
make my heart open to the beauty of God every day.’”

 Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013


Theme Article:

Deeper Life in the Spirit
by Bishop Sam Jacobs
Excerpted and edited from a talk given by Bishop Sam Jacobs at the National Leaders’ Conference in Denver, 2013

What does it mean to grow deeper in the life in the Spirit?  The Spirit is given to us, not so that we can live in a minimal relationship with God but so that we can come to the fullness of life with God. “I’ve come that you may have life and life to the fullest” (John 10:10).  That’s what God wants!  This fullness is to begin now and come to perfection in eternity.

In imitation of Jesus’ surrender to the will of the Father; we are called to place every thought, desire, action, and choice under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and under the control of the Holy Spirit.  All that I am and all that I have belongs to the Lord to be directed and used as He chooses.  It’s easy for us to say that - it’s hard for us to live it.    Read More...


From Sue's Desk

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

      I hope in my letters to you each month that you are getting to know me.  I invite you to write to me, as well.  This month I would like to share with you some personal experiences in my walk of faith, in hopes that they will help you in your walk with Christ.  I have always struggled with regular, consistent prayer time with God.  I would walk with Jesus through my day, praising Him and thanking Him and loving Him, but found the discipline of formal prayer difficult.  Recently I read a truth that has propelled me to greater success in this struggle.  In the book, “Time for God,” by Jacques Philippe, he says that the most important reason we pray is because it pleases God.  That made all the difference for me.  I would do anything for God.  Read More...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark Your Calendars
for the

2014 Pentecost Celebraion

Sunday, June 8, 2014
3pm to 6pm

at St. Matthew Church Community Center, Seattle

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You won’t want to miss this!!

CD's from recent WWCCR Events:
2013 WWCCR Leaders' Retreat
 
2014 WWCCR Women's Retreat
2014 Lenten Renewal Retreat
are now available!
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Regular Features

Financial Update 2014

2014 Prayer Group Directory

Intercessory Prayer Network

Healing Masses

Pray for Our Priests

Dwelling Place Healing Nights


WWCCR Office Mass Schedule:

Monday, June 2, 7pm with Fr. Tony Bawyn
Wednesday, June 11, 11am with Fr. Cal Christiansen
Wednesday, July 9, 11am with Fr. Cal Christiansen


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